Explorations in a Christian Theology of Pilgrimage

Explorations in a Christian Theology of Pilgrimage

by Craig G. Bartholomew, F. Hughes
     
 

Many Christians go on pilgrimage, whether to Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago, or some other destination, but few think hard about it from the perspective of their faith. This book fills that gap, looking at the biblical and theological elements in pilgrimage and asking how we could do pilgrimage differently. Â Exploring the current resurgence of pilgrimage from a

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Many Christians go on pilgrimage, whether to Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago, or some other destination, but few think hard about it from the perspective of their faith. This book fills that gap, looking at the biblical and theological elements in pilgrimage and asking how we could do pilgrimage differently. Â Exploring the current resurgence of pilgrimage from a Christian viewpoint, this book seeks to articulate a theology of pilgrimage for today. Examination of pilgrimage in the Old and New Testaments provides a grounding for thinking through pilgrimage theologically. Literary, missiological and sociological perspectives are explored, and the book concludes by examining how such a theology could change our practice of pilgrimage today, raising such questions as how tourism to the Holy Land should reflect the situation in the region today. Pilgrims, students and all interested in contemporary pilgrimage will find this accessible book a valuable articulation of the different elements in a Christian theology of pilgrimage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754608561
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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